Good vision is a basic human right

Seeing well improves everything in life, your health, education and work opportunities, to  sustainable development of communities and economies. Our sustainable businesses and programmes help raise the global awareness of the implications that poor vision represents and creates solutions to improve the access to primary eye health care.

Inclusive businesses

 By working with local individuals our inclusive business has brought positive change to their communities by developing skills, creating jobs and infrastructures. We adapt our business models to each local context, evaluate their impact and accelerate to scale-up our efforts.

Strategic giving

Certain communities have a lack of eye care awareness and accessibility. We work with those most in need and create long-term social impact by raising awareness, conducting free eye examinations, lenses and frame donations and funding for local vision care programmes.


2.5 billion people suffer from uncorrected poor vision and the biggest barrier is awareness. Most have lived with visual impairment all their life and do not know that visual correction solutions exist. We lobby and raise awareness of the importance good vision so everyone can understand the quality of life benefits that come with healthy vision.

Sustainable Development Goals

Essilor contributes strongly to the United Nation’s development agenda. We contribute to 13 of the 17 United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals through our mission and our management of impacts.

  • No poverty
  • Good health
  • Quality education
  • Gender equality
  • Clean water and sanitation
  • Renewable energy
  • Good jobs and economic growth
  • Innovation and infrastructure
  • Reduced inequalities
  • Responsible consumption
  • Climate action
  • Peace and justice
  • Partnerships for the goals
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The Sustainable Development Goals are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity.

Environmental footprint

Water reduction

We are constantly improving our processes that involve water usage and continue to lower the amount of water used for manufacturing.

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Our vehicle fleet is regularly reviewed to ensure our impact on the environment is minimal by using vehicles with low emission outputs.

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Waste management

Essilor has a zero to landfill waste management policy that allows us to utilise recycling facilities. Waste that cannot be recycled is used to create energy with a low impact on the environment.

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